Three policemen in Uttar Pradesh were on Tuesday suspended for assaulting a 16-year-old school student and parading him half-naked on the streets of Baraut town in Baghpat district, an official said.
Two sub-inspectors and a constable were placed under suspension after they beat up the boy, wrote insulting remarks on his chest and back and paraded him half-naked on Sunday on the streets of Baraut town in Baghpat, some 350 km from state capital Lucknow.
"We on Tuesday suspended three policemen with immediate effect for their role in an incident in which a teenager, who was accused of sexual harassment, was manhandled by a police team," district police chief Deepak Kumar told IANS on phone.
The class 11 student had a nightmarish experience with the police when his motorcycle accidentally hit a woman's car. He was injured and had a heated argument with the young woman in the car.
The boy claimed he was accused of sexual harassment by policemen standing nearby and was paraded half-naked on the streets by them.
"They forcibly removed my shirt, tied my hands with it and wrote insulting remarks on my chest and back. Then I was forced to parade through various localities," the teenager told reporters.
The policemen have been accused of taking his shirt off and writing "Main ladkiya cherta hun" (I molest women) on his back and chest.
It was only after some local journalists intervened that the policemen set the teenager free.